I have just spent two and a half weeks in Switzerland working for Radio 24, photographing several of their events surrounding their move into the historical Loewenbraeu Brewery and planning two project, a short film and a book, with my parents.
Another reason for my trip was to delve into the archive, 5 boxes of negatives and many prints, of Hermann Leisinger's photographic work. My grandfather.
In the one evening I spent looking through his photographs from Italy and Greece between 1930 up to 1960, I was utterly enchanted. I can't wait to look through all of them, scan and hopefully edit them for another book on his work.
The two books already published are "Malerei der Etrusker in Tarquinia" (1953) and "Romanesque bronzes; church portals in mediaeval Europe" (1958)
Apart from photographing art he also took stunning landscapes, scenes of daily life and portraits all of which I am very much looking forward to unearth.
Hermann and Trudi Leisinger, 1939.